Four Keys to Navigating Microaggressions in the Workplace

Do you commit microaggressions? Do you even know what a microaggression is? Microaggressions are those subtle, often unintentional comments or behaviors that can create a hostile work environment for marginalized groups. As a leader, it’s crucial to understand how to navigate these situations and cultivate a culture of respect and inclusion. What are Microaggressions? Microaggression […]

3 Sure Signs You’re a Good Leader (Even When You Doubt Yourself)

We all have those moments of self-doubt. As leaders, we constantly strive to inspire, motivate, and guide our teams. But how do we know if our efforts are truly making a difference? Are we actually a good leader? The truth is, there’s no single answer. Leadership is a complex dance of skills, experience, and emotional […]

5 Ways to Stand Up to Workplace Injustice (and Still Thrive)

Here is a truth bomb for you: even the best workplaces aren’t perfect. Sometimes, you might encounter situations that feel unfair, unethical, or just plain wrong. This could be anything from witnessing harassment to seeing people unfairly passed over for promotions. No matter the situation, injustice in the workplace is wrong, and it should be […]

How to Recover from Being A Bad Leader

It’s Never Too Late to Turn Things Around We’ve all made mistakes as leaders. Maybe you were newly promoted, overwhelmed, and unsure of your role. Perhaps you fell victim to copying a toxic leadership style you once worked for. Whatever the reason, you could find yourself in a difficult position: you know you haven’t been […]

How Well Do You Handle Your Team’s Complaints?

4 Actionable Steps to Listen, Engage, and Correct Here is some truth we fail to acknowledge: complaints are a reality in any workplace. Whether it’s concerns about workload, communication breakdowns, or even office politics, disgruntled employees will voice their frustrations. Now, some leaders view complaints as negativity bombs and bad press stories waiting to be […]

5 Ways to Recognize Work Fatigue in Your Team

As leaders, we all strive to build high-performing teams. But even the most dedicated employees can hit a wall – a wall we can call work fatigue. It’s a state of physical and emotional exhaustion caused by prolonged exposure to work stress. Left unchecked, it can lead to decreased productivity, increased absenteeism, and even employee […]

Finding Your Way at a Career Crossroads: Stay or Go?

Facing the Dilemma: To Leave or Not? We’ve all encountered moments in our careers when the initial shine of a new job dims into the gloom of daily grievances. Whether it’s due to undermining colleagues, overwhelming micromanagement, or a lack of clear direction, that dream position gradually becomes a test of endurance. In my decades […]

Five Reasons Your Employees Are Checked Out (And How to Fix It)

Empty workstations, glazed eyes during meetings, unanswered emails, and cameras turned off during virtual meetings – scenes that strike fear into the heart of any leader. Discover the root causes behind disengaged employees and learn practical solutions to bring your team back to life. This blog will explore the top five reasons your employees may […]

A Seven-Step Strategy for Dealing With Difficult People in the Workplace

Let’s be honest: even the best workplaces have some bad people working there. We’ve all encountered them – “Disruptive Dave,” “Catherine the Complainer,” the “Passive-Agressive Paul,” and “Selective Outrage Susan.” They can quickly turn a workplace from terrific to toxic. As a leader, I know you want to deal with this quickly and easily: fire […]

Boosting Productivity: How Employee Engagement Drives Business Growth

As many organizations begin the annual rituals of performance appraisals and employee engagement surveys, I want to remind you of something important. Moreover, employee engagement has gone beyond buzzwords and routine assessments to become a critical component of organizational success. As a retired C-suite executive, I’ve witnessed firsthand how fostering a culture of engagement can […]